Holy Kaw!

All the topics that interest us.

Are chemicals shrinking otter penis bones?

otter close-up. (Credit: Peter Trimming/Flickr) http://www.flickr.com/photos/peter-trimming/5673918036/

Despite a population increase, male otters show negative changes in their reproductive organs, according to a new report that asks if pollutants known as endocrine disruptors are to blame.

Researchers at Cardiff University have found several signs of change that are a cause for concern, including a decrease in penis bone (baculum) weight over time.

Full story at Futurity.

More research news from top universities.

Photo credit: Peter Trimming/Flickr

Posted by

1 Comment

Leave a Reply